The Fundamentals of Growing Gorgeous Lavender

Growing tips for this fragrant, easy-care plant that thrives in sunny locations By Anne Balogh Lavender, an herb with many culinary uses, also makes a stunning addition to borders and perennial gardens, providing sweeping drifts of color from early summer into fall....

Growing Lavender with Susan Harrington

In a 40-foot labyrinth, Susan Harrington grows 150 lavender plants. Harvesting 5-6 bundles per plant or approximately 700 bundles each flowering season offers some pretty fragrant returns. Susan and her husband Jack own Labyrinth Hill Lavender in Washington state....

Whiff of Cash From Hint of Lavender

Distilling lavender into extract oil and salve Lavender, for many people throughout the West, is simply a decorative bush used in landscape designs. For Palisade peach farmer Ron Rish, it’s another source of income. At his Cloud Terrace Farm on Friday, hundreds of...

Growing Ag Industries a Welcome Business Trend

Business Trends While the agricultural industry doesn’t usually garner the same level of attention as the energy sector in Western Colorado, there can be no doubt agricultural enterprises are growing ventures in every sense. The Colorado wine industry continues to...

Lavender a Blooming Business Opportunity

There’s a growing number of lavender businesses in Western Colorado… Rosemary Litz steps into her meticulously landscaped backyard and bends over a rounded bush. Like a barber wielding scissors, she trims off a handful of long stalks with purple blooms....
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